The annual summer garden party hosted by the Grey Friars Lodge No.6803 was this year held on the 29th September at the brand new Lions RFU in Blaby, where visitors were treated to entertainment and food from the early afternoon to late into the evening.
The event is designed to cater for all, which this year included raffles, tombola’s, interactive games and live music being performed throughout the day. Over 130 people attended, helping to raise money whilst having a great time.
The event committee, consisting of W.Bro. George Elliott, W.Bro. Tim Chapman, W.Bro. Geoff Griessel-Brown, and Bro. Kwoklyn Wan had their work cut out in topping the success of last year, where £1,000 was raised. To their delight, adding up all of the day’s generosity resulted in a fantastic £2,000 being raised in aid of the Leicestershire & Rutland 2022 Festival, supporting the full range of grants and services provided by the Masonic Charitable Foundation to local charities. The cheque for £2,000 was presented to the Assistant Provincial Grand Master, V.W.Bro. Peter Kinder by W.Bro. Neil Davison and W.Bro. George Elliott.
The Leicestershire & Rutland 2022 Festival is striving to reach the fundraising target of £1.8 million during the five-year Festival Appeal. The Chairman of the 2022 Festival, W.Bro. Dale Page said: “What a fantastic effort by all of the brethren at Grey Friars Lodge, with enthusiasm and support such as this, our target of £1.8m is within reach”